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University College London hit by ransomware attack following May’s WannaCry episode

Only a month after the WannaCry attack that affected around 250,000 networks across the world, it seems that ransomware is back in the headlines again with an attack on University College London, one of the largest universities in the UK with over 10,000 employees and nearly...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017
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BSIA set to host Cyber Security Services launch event at IFSEC International 2017

Organised by UBM EMEA, IFSEC International 2017 – which takes place at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June – is set to be another impressive event, with an extensive seminar programme and a wide range of security products and services on show. There will be plenty to...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017
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Gloucester City Council heavily fined by ICO for leaving personal information “vulnerable to attack”

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed its employees’ sensitive personal information. The attacker took advantage of a weakness in the organisation’s website back in July 2014, which led to over...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
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Comprehensive iPass study unearths CEOs as “greatest risk” posed to enterprise security

Four-in-ten organisations believe that C-Level executives – including CEOs – are most at risk of being hacked when working outside of the office. That’s according to the findings of a new study conducted by iPass. Cafes and coffee shops were ranked as the...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
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Ovum-FICO Survey: “Nearly one-third of UK firms don’t have cyber security insurance”

UK firms are increasingly protecting themselves with cyber security risk insurance, but nearly a third of them haven’t yet taken out insurance. A new survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for FICO reveals that, even among those companies that do have...
Posted On 31 May 2017
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NSI passes Government’s Cyber Essentials PLUS certification process with flying colours

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has been awarded certification to the Cyber Essentials PLUS scheme. Developed by the Government and industry, Cyber Essentials PLUS provides a clear statement of the controls all organisations should implement to minimise risk from...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Standard for data protection revised to address ever-increasing threats to personal information

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has updated its standard for data protection. BS 10012:2017 Data Protection – Specification for a Personal Information Management System was developed to provide Best Practice guidance for those leaders...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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“Secure data destruction now absolutely essential” state BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section are warning organisations from all sectors to ensure that they comply with the Data Protection Act. This follows on from the news that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been fine...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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(ISC)2 and Learning Tree to embed cyber security certifications within global public/private sector training programmes

International not-for-profit membership association (ISC)2 and Learning Tree International have announced a global agreement designed to enhance the development of professional cyber security practice around the world. (ISC)2 certifications will now be recognised within Learning...
Posted On 08 May 2017